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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Jan 7, 2006 5:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HiFi vs shn -both sound the same...

well, whatever the "HI FI Stream show" means ....Winamp indicates @144kbps if i remember correctly. I've ripped some to wave via Musicmatch Jukebox w/DFX 7.0(all free)+ Total Recorder-12buckz. Nice clean sound. You must mean those 28 or 64kbps grainyassecho mp3's. I bet i could send you a wavefile of some say short "Me & my uncle" track, then a wavefile from the same streamed show, and if you did'nt check the "Properties" you would be hard pressed to hear the difference...on a good stereo. But God bless the purists, i mean, what beats 1441kbps-kabitzee'z!?
Now go listen to the GD's 6/17/76 show in HI FI Streaming, jacked up thru Musicmatch or not quite as well, thru Winamp.

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Poster: lip11 Date: Jan 7, 2006 6:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HiFi vs shn -both don't sound the same

Yeah, I just checked a few of the HiFi streams. My Itunes shows them to vary from 144kbs to 172kbs. I don't what the complete mp3 bit range is on LMA HiFi streams.

In any case, the other poster is right - if it sounds good to you, than that's all that matters. To my ears, mp3's sound flat and "lifeless" compared to the original. For devices that don't have much disk space, mp3's can be useful for their portability. But these days, large disks (>250gb) are so cheap that lossless compression is the way to go.

But, I'd rather hear a poor recording of great music than a great recording of poor music!